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Date Posted: 21:39:26 03/13/01 Tue
What do you find is the toughest part of putting the dress together once it has been embroidered. I think it is a tossup between attaching the bodice to the skirt, and getting the zipper right. Does anyone have any pointers?
attaching the skirt!!!
-Attaching the skirt is the hardest. I gave up on the zippers a long time ago and hand pick them. In the long run it is quicker and less frustrating. I put the top half of the zipper in the bodice beforehand and then only have to sew the last third into the skirt after the bodice is attached.
-First always sew the top half of the zipper in the bodice before you sew the bodice together. The other thing I do is leave the back of the skirt open until after I attach the bodice. Then sew up the back seam, finish the zipper by hand. You can go over it later by machine if needed but a hand picked zipper is fine. Then you will need to slipstitch the skirt lining up the back seam and around the zipper.
-I attach the back bodice to the back skirt, then put the zipper in. I attach the front bodice to the front skirt, i have the lining sewn onto the front box panel and pleat. The pleat I have cut in half, I don't fold it. I attach the front to the back at the shoulders, add the sleeves, and then sew up the to sides. I attach the back lining, this is one piece that goes from the zipper to the pleat. I cover the seam with piece of lining folded over.
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